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Taste olive oil; help the homeless

In July 2010 the Community Resource Center opened its doors at 1864 Broadway in Placerville to help people who are homeless, or are on the verge of being homeless. “We serve the neediest in El Dorado County,” said Maureen Focht, who oversees the daily operations of the center with Rene Evans.”There have been over 3,000 […]

No Comment / October 05, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Burn restrictions lifted in the county

CAMINO — At 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5, the Amador-El Dorado Unit of Cal Fire rescinded the current burn restrictions. Cooler weather and recent rains have allowed Cal Fire to lift the burn suspension.    The Amador-El Dorado Unit will also begin transitioning towards “winter preparedness levels” on Oct. 10. This transition allows the unit to release some seasonal firefighters […]

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El Dorado County building robotics program

The world is always evolving and the new “thing” is technology. From Apple to Will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas, everyone is talking about how cool and interesting technology is. What’s more? Technology is the future, according to the New York Times. The No. 1 fastest growing field is engineering and the fourth is computer science. But […]

No Comment / October 04, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Guinness takes the guesswork out of pub ownership

Guinness pub concept: There were hugs all around as Donal Ballance left Kinnee O’Reilly’s Irish Pub on Saturday morning, having gotten Dave and Betsy Wohler through two nights of soft opening early in the week, followed by a quietish public opening on Wednesday that grew into to a packed house Friday night. Ballance is a […]

No Comment / October 04, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »

Open your home to a foster child

EDITOR: Do you miss those teenagers or have the empty nest syndrome? Maybe you have an extra bedroom that looks empty and lonely. There is an immediate need for caring, loving foster homes. Our community is small compared to others, times are tough for many, construction is down, businesses are closing and it makes for […]

No Comment / October 04, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Carbon monoxide = silent killer

Camino — Carbon monoxide, aka CO, is widely known as the “silent killer” because you can not see it, taste it, or smell it, according to Cal Fire Unit Chief Kelly Keenan of the Amador-El Dorado Unit. “Annually over 400 people die and another 20,000 are hospitalized due to CO poisoning,” Keenan said.”So what exactly […]

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People Talk: What makes a good Irish pub?

Asked at Kinnee O’Reilly’s          

No Comment / October 03, 2011 | Posted in Featured Stories,News | Read More »